Terrible Trends Tuesday: Some things will never be cute

Hello girls (and guys!) Hope your Monday was more exciting than mine. I’m the queen of “blah” the first day of the new week. My sister is princess hide-in-her-cave (bedroom) until it’s absolutely necessary to come out. Monday is just something I can’t get into the groove of. Speaking of things I’m not a fan of, let’s talk about a few things that have been trending here recently; Birkenstocks and clunky shoes to be exact.

birken_stocksI’m just curious as to who started this trend and what on Earth makes it cute? Last I checked, Birkenstocks were for the hippies and clunky shoes were for Lady Gaga. Now before anyone goes all “stop stereotyping” on me, I’d like to explain my thoughts on this. First, I thought designers and department stores were pushing to make us all look chic and sophisticated. chunky_shoesLast I checked, clunker shoes and Birkens were not chic and certainly not sophisticated. And second, I love a good bargain and both of these shoes scream bargain to me but those Birkenstocks are upwards of $80! The clunky white shoe is around $30. It’s a little cheaper but it also reminds me of shoes I had at 2 years old.

Another thing I have noticed that’s fashionable is rocking a crop top. Does anyone else think that these little tops just hit people at a part of their body that usually isn’t flattering? It certainly doesn’t elongate one’s figure. I had one before they were popular and it cut me in half. It wasn’t cute! I think this is a trend started by American Eagle– get teenagers to pay $30 for half a shirt. WINNING.

Anyway, I’d love your thoughts on this! Comment below!


23 thoughts on “Terrible Trends Tuesday: Some things will never be cute

  1. sarahciarciello says:

    I can’t stand the new trend I see it everywhere especially TopShop! I love TopShop but omg they need to stop the Birkenstocks are so freakin ugly! To me they look like a petaphile’s shoes or old gross mans shoes! I just can’t this trend needs to go I see people wear them with socks and I just want to hand them a pair of Jack Rogers!πŸ˜‚

  2. Tom Baldauff says:

    anybody that thinks either of those shoe styles are “hip” probobly drives a caddy too,some people just have no eye for style and actually think that bulky and boxy is the in thing right now, shout out to tequilacupcakes for calling out the open toed shoes and socks violations, that drives me absolutely insane too, there should be a city ordanence against that right along side sagging jeans and the shirt/shoes rule,as far as crop top shirts go,eh, i could take it or leave it, some girls can pull it off, but your right, it does nothing to improve the figure of whomever is wearing it, you have to already have a good looking midsection to wear it and most women are sporting muffin tops these days so your right, generally speaking not flattering attire for your average woman

  3. mrsratfire says:

    Oh these are so ugly. However, very comfortable. I went to a Italian shoe maker in my area, he carried the foot beds. I had him put a multi-strap pink alligator print leather on it. Never flattering but a great beach shoe.

  4. Katt Eyes says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with the Birkens. They look like something my grandpa wore, I MIGHT throw them on to run to the market if my hot neighbor wasn’t in town becuase they look comfy but not to seriously wear on a day out and especially not for $80 lol

    • lizandlifestyle says:

      lol! This cracked me up! Yeah, I bet they are comfy but for $80 I could get Sperry boat shoes which really are like the best shoe ever. Or I could go to Target and buy 4 pairs of comfy shoes haha

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